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Red Riding Hood Reviews

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Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 14, 2013
The CGI wolf would have been rubbish a decade ago, the clearly indoor village set looks like it once featured in an old episode of Star Trek and the central love story is lacking in bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
June 2, 2013
Trite dialogue, poor special effects and an insubstantial storyline make this one a bit of a dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeff Beck
September 21, 2012
With this film and the first "Twilight," Hardwicke has shown that she doesn't have much talent for direction and that she isn't that good a judge of material if this is the kind of film she keeps choosing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Gary Oldman is the one bright light in this tired drama that deserves neither his talent or your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
Sexualising a beloved children's fairy tale seems an odd move, but when flanked by an unoriginal story and lacklustre performances, that appears to be the least of the film's problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grae Drake
May 6, 2011
This movie is just a lot of people staring at each other by the light of a fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
December 31, 2011
Catherine Hardwicke, what the Hell happened?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Joshua Starnes
March 11, 2011
If they had just picked one way to go with it -- mystery, monster story, inquisition metaphor -- it would have probably worked. Instead its trying to go in a lot of different directions at once and ultimately gets nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Richard Larson
Slant Magazine
March 20, 2011
Red Riding Hood is sort of like a hook-up that you remember more or less fondly but still would never tell your friends about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
March 14, 2011
This movie is terrible.
Simon Miraudo
March 22, 2011
The poster's tagline promotes the film as "a breathtaking vision of a 700 year old legend" (note that the legend is '700 years old' and not '700 years long' as I had begun to suspect midway through the screening).
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
March 10, 2011
A strange, dreary and stubbornly un-entertaining reboot of the fairy tale, where ancient forebodings about creatures of the night are used as grist for the mill of angsty teenage lust.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
April 15, 2011
The heart of the teenage girl may well be a dark forest - but never one quite so naff as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jude Allder
Empire Magazine Australasia
April 13, 2011
Twilight without any heat, feeling, fun or sparkly skin. Yes, it's that lame.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
March 31, 2011
Once it finally gains momentum, it's not too bad. It's a bit like an old-fashioned whodunit but with werewolves. If only it knew what it wanted to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2011
It's a safe bet that if the volume of the laughter in the theater is amplified in direct proportion to how serious any given scene was obviously meant to be, then you've probably got a failure of notable and classic proportions on your hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/10
Will Harris
March 10, 2011
Catherine Hardwicke has, either by intent or by executive order, made a film which makes a far too heavy-handed bid for some of those big box office bucks that the Twilight franchise has been pulling in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 9, 2011
At least Twilight has something resembling passion -- Red Riding Hood is barely a sheep in wolf's clothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Tobias
Watertown Daily Times
March 11, 2011
Red Riding Hood is like 2010's The Wolfman covered in teenage bubble gum schlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
April 27, 2011
Neither a horror film nor an effective teen-skewing romantic fable, Red Riding Hood fails to find the teen lit niche it seeks.
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